Mayor Rob Ford Wins Major Award for the Promotion of Laughter

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Laughing Championships has awarded Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with a major award for promoting laughter around the world.

"Say what you will about him," said Championships organizer Joey Lungreen. "But Mayor Ford has made the whole world laugh."

Laughter according to the organizers has been linked to improvements in cardio vascular function, immune health and is a natural anti-depressant.

"Rob Ford is so funny," said Championships co-director and Laughologist Albert Nerenberg. "That even reading a story about Rob Ford getting an award for promoting laughter will probably make you laugh."

The Great Canadian Laughing Championships, which rocked Toronto this weekend, featured the best laughers in Canada competing in an contagious laughter showdown. Candidates compete in categories including Best Diabolical, Best Snort laugh and Sexiest Laugh in Canada.

The Canadian Award for the Promotion of Laughter was announced today along with the Canadian Laughing Champions, Gary Johnston and Katie Solomon.

We don't endorse everything Rob Ford does." said Lungreen. "But in terms of promoting laughter this man is a champion.  He deserves an award."

SOURCE: Canadian Laughing Championships

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